Symptoms, conditions and causes

The 7 Warning Signs of a B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12: Essential and Easy to Miss

Vitamin B12 is crucial for creating DNA, nerve health, and healthy red blood cells. A severe deficiency can lead to permanent nerve damage, so recognizing the signs is key!

Supplement Smarts:

  • Choose the natural form: methylcobalamin.

  • Ideally, get B12 from your diet, but absorption issues are common!

Why You Might Be Deficient Even If You Eat B12-Rich Foods

Conditions hampering absorption are the main culprit:

  • Stomach lining changes

  • Low stomach acid

  • Gastritis, ulcers

  • Celiac disease

  • Crohn's disease

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)'s

Top B12 Food Sources:

7 Warning Signs of B12 Deficiency:

  1. Pale skin

  2. Extreme tiredness

  3. Mouth sores or discomfort

  4. Brain fog, memory trouble

  5. Nerve tingling/numbness

  6. Blurry vision

  7. Rapid heartbeat 

Last updated: Mar 19, 2024 18:24 PM